Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy birthday mollie

My sweet Mollie is 20 today.  Happy birthday.  I love you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Treadle sewing machine

I just bought a new Janome 712 T sewing machine.  My plan was to put it in place of my old treadle machine.  I ran into some problems of course.  The bolt/ latch things are too widely spaced and too large to fit the holes in the machine.  So now I'm looking for a new top to replace the antique cabinet with and the correct sized bolt/ latch things.  I can use the base part of the treadle machine though.  I wrote to the company that I bought the machine from to see if they have the correct size bolt/ latch things and am waiting to hear back from them.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Eating out

     Every time we stop for a burger or even a nice meal we are taking a gamble.  Most of the time it's a losing one too.  Jeff and I were talking today after stopping for a burger on the way home from church about how we always hope the food will be good but it seldom is.  I bet only once in  twenty times is it worth it.  So why do we keep trying?  Good question because I don't know.

     So many times  the place is dirty, the service and food is sub standard and we waste our money.  I am going to make a real effort to stop hoping for a better outcome and just make all of our meals at home.  I wonder how many people actually cook the majority of their meals?

     I have to just make sure to keep soup and sandwich items on hand for times when I don't feel like cooking a big meal.  I rarely make food with mixes and almost always cook from scratch.

     Do any of you have any suggestions or tips for me?

Friday, August 1, 2014

Time sure flies

I can't believe it's august already.  Where does the time go?
Hannah will be 18 this month and mollie turns 20.